Recent Examples of patella from the Web
Fowler needed immediate surgery after sustaining an open rupture of the patella tendon in his right knee.
Yankees rookie outfielder Dustin Fowler sustained a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee during the first major league inning of his career, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
The Browns' fourth round pick Howard Wilson suffered a fractured patella during rookie minicamp and the Browns signed defensive backs Donte Carey and Najee Murray to fill the gap.
The Lakers were without rookie forward Brandon Ingram, who could return to practice on Friday despite patella tendinitis in his right knee.
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Origin and Etymology of patella
Latin, from diminutive of patina shallow dish
First Known Use: 1634See Words from the same year
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Medical Definition of patella
patellae\-ˈtel-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\play play or
: a thick flat triangular movable bone that forms the anterior point of the knee, protects the front of the joint, increases the leverage of the quadriceps, and is usually regarded as a sesamoid bone since it is developed in the tendon of the quadriceps and in structure is similar to other sesamoid bones—called also kneecap, kneepan
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